Alright guys, some new, yet depressing information. Just spoke to the VP of Sales for SNE and he informed me that my car has an ETA of mid December (I ordered on 8/8). He said it has not been produced, and does not have a VIN, so apparently my dealer was misinformed when they told me this.
I then got a call from my dealer about an hour after saying that a Subaru district rep came in to follow up and apparently they and quite possibly most of SNE have been "out of the loop" so to speak on the whole ordering process. They do indeed get VON's and had been misinformed on the whole process itself. So for those of us in SNE, you could be in the same boat and my phone call could mean that all SNE dealers will be getting further training on the whole process.
At least I got some better information (I hope), even though it is not what I was hoping to hear.